Our Sponsored Walk

SATURDAY AUGUST 21st  

IN AID OF LLANGORS PLAY PARK

MEET OUTSIDE LLANGORS COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 10.30am

  1. Walk to Upper Pendre Farm layby with walk leaders
  • Then on to Crickie Farm across the fields 

Drinks will be available at the farm

  • Carry on to Llwyn-Bedw Farm and have a pack lunch in the garden. Drinks will again be provided. Please bring your own pack lunch and spend time looking around the beautiful gardens. Enjoy panoramic views down the Usk Valley, Black Mountains and across to the Brecon Beacons
  • Return to Crickie Farm for dessert (provided) and back to the Community Centre

Suitable for all ages – approx. 4 miles

Sponsor forms are available from Castle Inn Llangors or from Melrose East (melrosemeast@gmail.com)

Sponsored Walk Form Link

COFFEE MORNINGS ARE BACK!

COFFEE MORNINGS will restart in the Community Centre on Thursday mornings, 9.30 – 11.30am. Please remember to wear your mask.Everyone welcome. We look forward to seeing all our friends again.

‘FUN IN THE PARK’

Llangors play park was open for visitors on Saturday morning, July 10th 2021, so they could see and enjoy the changes that have been made to the area over the past few months. Children were treated to a variety of activities and games such as planting sun flower seeds, hand and feet painting, chasing bubbles, kicking ball, hoola hoops and  climbing, all in beautiful sunshine. Thanks to Charlie and Laura Thomas, Laura East for helping with the activities. 

Ailsa Dunn and Alison Eagle were on duty at the entrance gates to welcome the visitors and take names and contact details for the Government ‘Track and Trace’, a familiar feature now at events in line with Coronavirus Regulations. Thanks to both for undertaking this important task. 

Also, capturing all visitors at the entrance with a raffle, were the Quarrell family, headed up by Ordrith, who sold over £100’s worth of raffle tickets. Well done to the three of you.

Teas, coffee and soft drinks were provided free of charge by Anne Evans and Avril Guinan. Thanks to both. 

There was a display at the refurbished ‘round house’ detailing the history of how and when the house was built, together with some very interesting photos of the adults and children involved in making the base and the thatching. Gosh, how people have changed over the past 20 years!

Another display showed a plan of the play area, with an assortment of play equipment, which had been designed by Playdale a number of years ago. Names were taken of people who wanted to form a sub committee to take the project forward to the next phase.

Visitors were also able to see the progress to the community shop, which is sited on the other side of the community centre. Two containers had been placed in situ the previous day, so it was possible to envisage what the shop might look like. Some of the committee members were on hand to explain the recent developments and answer any questions as well as sell shares and gain more volunteers.

People were also treated to the new boules pitch which had been constructed on the old village hall site with some brave people deciding to give it a go! A set of Boules will be available in the community shop for people to use if they don’t have their own set.

It was wonderful to see so many families with young children come along and enjoy the morning. It was the first event that had been organised in the village for over 18 months. Covid restrictions were adhered to with all activities taking place outdoors and social distancing adhered to. A total of £235 was raised on the day from the raffle and donations. Many thanks to all who gave money so generously. I hope you enjoyed the day.

It is clear that the Community Hub is beginning to take shape. 

Melrose East

July 2021

Boules at the old hall site

June 12th 2021 saw the beginnings of a Boules pitch on the old village hall site. Thanks to Wally and Sam for making a start on this exciting project and to Colin – he’s found some bricks! And more work with Lawrence and Mike over the weekend of the 18th.

Volunteer to Clear the Play Area – Update 23/6/21

John and Ben Rees have been working on the play park for the past two days and have transformed it!!! Still a bit of work to do but nearly ready for play equipment now.Take a look if you have a moment or else come along on Saturday morning

More work on the play park – Saturday June 12th.

June 5th 2021. More volunteers came to the play park on Saturday to help clear the site ready for play equipment. Picnic tables, one with access for a wheelchair, and benches have been ordered. Why not join in the fun next Saturday?? 10.00 – 12.00

We will be planning a ‘Picnic in the Park’ at the end of June (details to follow) when we would like to firm a sub group of local people to take the project forward.

A fence has been erected around the play park on Friday. We have cleared some of the paths and had some trees cut down which were causing problems. Hopefully some tables and benches will be obtained, which will ensure that there is a safe area for children to play and a place for families and friends to meet.

The Euros have now arrived at the play area with a set of goals.

CYMORTH CRISTNOGOL – CHRISTIAN AID

MAY 10TH – 16TH 2021

Hopefully you have received an envelope through your door for donations to Christian Aid which this year is focusing on fighting the effects of Climate Change around the world.

You can put your envelope in the boxes in –

  • LLangors Church during the week (every day)
  • Llangors Youth and community centre when the Post Office is open, Thursday May 13th 9.30 – 11.30am or Monday May 17th 10 – 12.

Many thanks

Julie Pugh and the CA Team

BREAK-INS

Sadly, our Community Centre has been broken into on at least three occasions over the past three weekends, twice over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Some damage occurred namely broken locks and doors, and the wheelchair has been broken beyond repair. As well as this, they left an awful mess in the main hall. Repairs have been undertaken with new locks and doors made secure. The Neighbourhood Policing Team have been informed. 

In the near future, it is hoped that we can work with the shop committee to share additional security measures.

If anyone sees anything suspicious when they are out walking, in or around the area of the Community Centre, then please ring 101, do not confront anyone.

Your help with this is very much appreciated.

BADMINTON & TAI CHI RESTARTING 12th MAY

Tai Chi classes will restart in Llangors Community Centre on Wednesday May 12th 6 – 6.30pm. Cost £5 per session. Strict Coronavirus restrictions will be adhered to. Please contact Martin on  07791 620482  or mobile.healthandfitness@hotmail.co.uk as places are limited.

WHAT IS TAI CHI?
Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase strength in the legs.

See poster for further information (apologies this was a screenshot)

BADMINTON AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Badminton will be restarting in Llangors on Wednesday March 12th

  • 7-8pm for under 13 year olds
  • 8-9pm for 14-16year olds

Please contact Mike Scruby beforehand to book as the places are limited at the moment 

07974 431848

The Llangors Community Shop is supporting the community thanks to National Lottery funding

Megs OslerLatest News    May 9, 2021  |  0

The Llangors Community Shop project is helping the local community during this challenging time thanks to the support of National Lottery players by establishing a local convenience store staffed largely by volunteers. It will be located next to the Youth and Community Centre in Llangors village and will open in summer 2021. Shares in the Community Benefit Society set up to own and run the shop will be offered for sale to members of the community. The community shop will enable Llangors residents to access retail goods and services without using a car and provide a shorter travelling distance for the wider local community. Equally important it will provide a community focus which is available from early morning until early evening on most days per week and provide training and work experience for all ages and abilities. The Llangors Community Shop Management Committee successfully applied for close to £100,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Mark Kerr is the Chairman of the Management Committee of Llangors Community Shop. He had this to say about the grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to the Llangors Community Shop project:”The shop committee in Llangors has been working for over two years to bring about a community-run convenience store and small café which would meet the needs of the people who live around Llangors Lake. There has not been a shop of this character in the area for many years, and the lack is sorely felt. We are now nearing completion and this has only been made possible by a generous grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, which will enable us to erect premises and start trading by the end of the summer.We believe this grant, which goes right to the heart of the community, will greatly strengthen the social fabric of Llangors and neighbouring villages and settlements. As a committee, we would like to express our warmest thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this exciting venture.”

Llangors Telephone Kiosk Seed/Plant Exchange

The telephone kiosk in the middle of Llangors now has a new purpose in life! It is being used by members of the public to share and/ or exchange seeds and plants. If you have any surplus seeds or plants that you would like to donate, please leave them in the kiosk. Similarly, if there is anything there you would like to take from the kiosk, then please do so. It is all free of charge. There is hand sanitiser in the kiosk to use.